Creating winter

February 10th, 2015 12:07pm

The Biodome ecosystems are representation of nature. Among the advantages, we control the temperature, the wind is almost non-existent and it rains according to our needs (rain is simulated by watering plants run by horticulturists). To stimulate the natural needs of animals, the animal care team must actively re-create winter. One way is to retrieve snow from outside for distribution in the animal habitats of the Laurentian Maple Forest. A work much appreciated by the River otter!